Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pancake Mix

We had my husband's family over for brunch on Canada Day, so I made my specialty- pancakes!

Most people these days use boxed pancake mix to save time, but those mixes are full of terrible things like hydrogenated fats and chemicals. Making your own batches of pancake mix is much healthier and allows you to make them with whole grain or gluten free flour. You can even make your own shake and cook containers of mix like they sell in the store.

Single Use

1 cup flour
¼ cup dried milk powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt

Big Batch (makes 4 uses)

4 cups flour
1 cup dried milk powder
2 tablespoons baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt

What else you’ll need

1 ½ cups water
Oil for frying

Combine 1 ¼ cups of mix with water.

Heat skillet or pan to medium, drizzling plenty of oil before spooning pancake mixture. These pancakes contain neither eggs nor oil so they need a bit of oil to cook. But you can always use cooking spray for those watching their weight, moderate amounts of oil for most people and a big puddle for those who want a treat. My sister likes then I make the kind of pancakes that she calls 'fritters'. They are practically deep fried!

I flip my pancakes when plenty of bubbles form in the batter.

Delicious! Always a hit!

1 comment:

  1. Made these this morning. Not the texture we are use too but still got rave reviews!